H&D Hotlist #099: New design products, furniture and accessories
Candle Light, Star Bright
Aesop occupies a special place in modern-day lifestyle lexicon when it comes to aromatherapy, and now the brand has expanded its offering with a trio of aromatic candles named after notable ancient astronomers. Ptolemy offers green notes of cypress, cedar and vetiver; Aganice layers mimosa with cardamom and tobacco while Callippus blends frankincense and vetiver. These are, as Aesop’s innovation director Kate Forbes puts it, “[N]ew aromatic blends that would engender a sense of equanimity and refuge from workaday concerns.”
The candles retail for $155 (each 300g) at Aesop signature stores and www.aesop.com.
Inspired by the concepts of languid seclusion and self-restoration, the organic lines of the Villa bed pedestal by OKHA are a far cry from the traditional square nightstands that one usually sees in the bedroom. Three sturdy legs support the fluid, sensual shape of the Nougat Matis Marble tabletop and the body of walnut timber, which conceals storage space. “I didn’t want to do a box shape with four legs, and as soon as you change those fundamentals everything opens up,” says creative director Adam Court.
The OKHA Villa bed pedestal retails from €2,510 (approximately S$4,003) at www.okha.com.
A Powerful Note
Jamming out to your favourite tunes doesn’t mean draining your phone battery any longer, thanks to Belkin’s Soundform Elite. Both a wireless charger and speaker co-created with Devialet, it uses a patented technology to create hi-fi sound and powerful bass without the vibration, so that your phone remains steady while charging. Pair it with Alexa or Google Assistant for a hands-free experience.
A stickler for food hygiene? AOX Compac O2+ may be just the thing for you. It provides clean drinking water and cleans your fruit and vegetables with its Active Oxygen Steriliser. Simply fill the bowl of fruit with water, place the air hose into the bowl and let it remove toxins and bacteria. Sleek and compact, it doesn’t take up much space on your countertop!
The AOX Compac O2+ retails for $2,780 at Tangs Orchard and Vivocity.
Small But Mighty
Discreet lighting is now more possible than ever with the Mini, the new addition to the Line Series by Sol Luminaire. The smallest version (Line Mini 2) measures at only 33mm wide, and boasts a significant reduction of visual glare. These are also equipped with dimmable technology, so you can adjust the settings to your preference.
The Line Mini series retails from $45 at the Sol Luminaire showroom, 395 Guillemard Road. For more information, visit www. solluminaire.com.sg.